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Response to randome (Reply #132)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 08:47 PM

151. Multi-faceted approach

with the goal of direct action against corporatocracy. Basically it's working outside Democratic party politics to impact policy and elections from without. But still supporting the most progressive Dem reps and candidates. Ask yourself--what is the Democratic party NOT doing for me/us? And then figure out a way to address that issue and bring pressure to bear on it.

Occupy Truth Squad--people who hold the PTB accountable through exposing their lies. I think of the guy who caught George Macaca Allen on tape & the guy who gave us the gift of the Rmoney 47% video. And of course Anonymous.

Occupy Town Halls -- make life hard for the representatives who have sold out to corporations in their home districts and force them to move off talking points and onto specific issues that constituents want to deal with. Embarrass them, confront them on their home turf and make sure there is publicity, and their betrayals are exposed.

Occupy the Market Place -- spend with companies that support your values and boycott those who don't. Publicize instances of corporate greed and exploitation. Lots more ideas on that.

Occupy the Streets where necessary to get attention, non-violent means. I think of North Carolina's Moral Mondays, going on now, and of course Wisconsin's historic fight, and similar protesting in other states. Bring national attention to state issues.

Occupy Congress of course. Don't let up. Work with those who are concerned about corporate control of the political process, even tho they are in the minority.

Occupy the Internet & use new media power. Utilize video, art and performance in new ways to bring cultural pressure to bear on politics.

This is just off the top of my head. I'm sure others would have more ideas. This could be its own thread.

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